Jessica Brown Fine Art

about

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I’m an abstract painter working from my studio in Warwickshire. Inspiration for my work comes from many unassuming places – a scribble of handwriting, the shape of a shadow,  a patch of graffiti, or a swooping vapour trail from a plane in the sky. I often repeat  certain lines, shapes and symbols in my work, such as crosses, stars, kites, arrows and circles.

Although these elements appear in an abstract context, they retain echoes of meaning which the viewer can relate to as they respond to the painting. The connection between these symbols and organic forms is an ever evolving process of discovery and modification.   It is through this continuing visual conversation, and the use of colour, lines, edges, and layers, that I communicate my experience of being in the world.

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I’ve loved art and painting from a young age. I studied Fine Art at Birmingham City University while also working part time in Public Relations. After leaving college I enjoyed a decade of success, selling my work through galleries in the West Midlands, Yorkshire and elsewhere, taking part in numerous solo and joint exhibitions.

Subsequently I worked in Communications at the Civil Service handling the media for VIP visits, including Royalty and Government Ministers. It was a very different career from painting, but so much of what I learned, around communication and creating connections, feeds into my art today. For the last few years, I’ve been in a position to fully focus on my painting again being selected for the Saatchi Other Art Fair and showing through several local galleries.

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Exhibitions & Events

2018

Royal Birmingham Society of Arts (RBSA) Open Exhibition

2017

Selected for The Other Art Fair, Bristol
Foster Frame Art Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon
Contemporary art fair: Discover Gather Give, Stratford-upon-Avon
Parkview Gallery, Birmingham
2016
Parkview Gallery, Birmingham
Deasil Gallery, Leamington Spa.
2007
Burlington Hotel
2006
Taylor Pick Gallery, Beverley, Yorkshire
2005
Ombersley Gallery, Worcestershire
Taylor Pick Gallery, Beverley, Yorkshire
2004
Ombersley Gallery, Worcestershire
2003
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
Taylor Pick Gallery, Beverley, Yorkshire
Ombersley Gallery, Worcestershire
Parkview Gallery, Birmingham
Sold work through an art dealer, Birmingham
2002
Parkview Gallery, Birmingham
Ombersley Gallery, Worcestershire
2001
Parkview Gallery, Birmingham
Ombersley Gallery, Worcestershire
2000
Number 9 The Gallery, Birmingham
Ombersley Gallery, Worcestershire
Parkview Gallery, Birmingham
1999
Ombersley Gallery, Worcestershire
Parkview Gallery, Birmingham
1998
Parkview Gallery, Birmingham
Commissions
2007: 3 individual commissions undertaken.
Collections:
Work in various private collections in Yorkshire, Birmingham, London and elsewhere.
Awards:
2000
Won ‘Highly commended’ award from the Daily Express for the most promising new artist for the year.

Education
Studied Fine Art at Birmingham City University, and Warwickshire College.